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Library Link: A month of authors

Agatha Christie once said authors are shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations.
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Calgary author C.B.Forrest is currently Airdrie Public Library's Writer in Residence. File Photo/Airdrie City View
Agatha Christie once said authors are shy, unsociable creatures, atoning for their lack of social aptitude by inventing their own companions and conversations.

We at Airdrie Public Library (APL) can neither confirm nor deny the truth of this statement. However, we do have an impressive gathering of authors this month showing more than a modicum of sociability.

As you may already know, APL’s first-ever writer in residence, C.B Forrest, is hitting the Zoom circuit this November with four workshops and “office hours” for one-on-one consultations with new and established writers.

On Nov. 13, Guyanese-Canadian author Natasha Deen presented her Read, Write, and take over the World presentation. Deen shared stories showcasing different facets of writing and how writing can empower children.

For something slightly different, APL is offering the Young Readers Choice Awards (YRCA) book club for grades 4 to 12. Come to the library and select one of this year’s nominations from our display, read it and submit a review through our website.

Finally, for the adults, Alexis Kienlen will be reading from her novel Mad Cow via Zoom on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Kienlen has published two books of poetry, She dreams in red and 13, both with Frontenac House, and has also written a biography of a Sikh civil rights activist. Her poetry, fiction, journalism and creative non-fiction has appeared in publications across Canada and on the web.

Best of all, your free library card opens the door to all these amazing and very sociable opportunities. Sign up for a library card through our website, www.airdriepubliclibrary.ca




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